Ajax fits program around duel with Sparta after the death of Emperor


Ajax fits program around duel with Sparta after the death of Emperor

Ajax will Sunday, around the home match against Sparta Rotterdam expanded to dwell on the death of Piet Keizer.

Prior to the Eredivisieduel in the Arena there will be a minute’s silence held for the left, that Saturday at the age of 73 died. In addition, Ajax is playing with rouwbanden, reports the club’s website.

General director Edwin van der Sar says Ajax by the death of the Emperor “one of the greatest Players of all time” loses. “It is terrible news for anyone, also very suddenly,” continues Van der Sar.

Van der Sar still knew only briefly that the Emperor, who was suffering from lung cancer, was seriously ill. “We are in a small circle than a week ago informed of the fact that Pete is terminally ill. Of course, that was all a very nasty message. Since then we have almost daily about how he was.”

At the express request of Piet and his wife Angela has the clubleiding of Ajax, moreover, no one talked about. “My colleague Jeroen Slop is a few days ago when they went to visit. Us became even clearer that it is very quickly past. It feels nevertheless very unreal that he no longer is. But we will never forget him.”

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Fifth player

Emperor, born in Amsterdam, played from 1961 to 1974 fewer than 490 official matches for Ajax, and won in 1971, 1972 and 1973 european Cup I with the club.

Of the basiselftal that in 1971, in the final at Wembley with 2-0 of Pamathinaikos won is Emperor already the sixth player who died after Nico Rijnders (1976), Dick van Dijk (1997), Velibor Vasovic (2002), Gerrie Mühren (2013) and Johan Cruyff (2016).

The Eredivisiewedstrijd against Sparta, which the Emperor will live in infamy, begins Sunday at 14.30 pm in the Arena.

Ajax-icon Piet Keizer (1943-2017)

Pieter Emperor played as a left outer between 1961 and 1974 a total of 490 official matches for Ajax.

He came up 34 times for the Dutch national team. On the photo is the team from 1972, with Piet Keizer in the bottom row in the middle.

With the Amsterdammers won the attacker to three years in a row and the european cup I: in 1971, 1972 and 1973.

After the income in 1972 was the Emperor distinguished by mayor Samkalden of Amsterdam.

In 1969, brought Ajax, and Emperor, even though the final of the Europe Cup 1, but then it became 4-1 lost to AC Milan.

The born in Amsterdam, the would never for another club come true.

In 1972 joined the Emperor in marriage with Jenny Hoorman.

Emperor in 1997 with the players that he in the 1971 european Cup 1 won with Ajax.

In October 1974 he put a point behind its career after a conflict with coach Hans Kraaij. Later on, he would as a technical advisor to remain at Ajax.

Piet Keizer is 73 years old. The Ajax icon was terminally ill.

Emperor in 2013 at a visit to a match of Ajax.

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